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Two Additional Invasive Scarabaeoid Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Hawaii

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Title:Two Additional Invasive Scarabaeoid Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Hawaii
Authors:Jameson, Mary L.
Oishi, Darcy E.
Ratcliffe, Brent C.
McQuate, Grant T.
Keywords:Cyclocephala pasadenae
Hawaii (island)
insect pests
introduced species
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Temnorhynchus retusus
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Date Issued:01 Dec 2009
Publisher:Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation:Jameson ML, Oishi DE, Ratcliffe BC, McQuate GT. 2009. Two additional invasive scarabaeoid beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Hawaii. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 41:25–30.
Abstract:Two species of dynastine scarab beetles are reported for the first time on the island of Hawaii: the Pasadena masked chafer, Cyclocephala pasadenae (Casey) (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) from North America and Temnorhynchus retusus (Fabricius) (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Pentodontini) from Africa. The Pasadena masked chafer is established on the island of Hawaii, is a recognized pest of turf grass, and is a concern for agriculture and native Hawaiian arthropod species. Temnorhynchus retusus is not known to be an agricultural pest, but its spread on the islands could pose a problem for Hawaiian native species. We provide an overview of
each species, characteristics for recognition of these species, and comments on their introduction to the islands.
Pages/Duration:6 pages
Appears in Collections: Volume 41 - December 2009 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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